Today's News

  • Satirical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical” brings its whimsical humor to the Venue Theatre

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For The Courier

    When a town with a water crisis meets capitalism, populism, bureaucracy and corporate mismanagement, it ends up with people ready to revolt because they don’t have enough money to pee.
    On Jan. 19, The Venue Theatre Co. opened “Urinetown: The Musical,” a satirical comedy that follows Urinetown, a town that has outlawed the use of private toilets in an attempt to regulate water consumption. The citizens of Urinetown must use a public pay-per-use system owned by Urine Good Company.

  • StageDoor produces magic in spoof ‘The 39 Steps’

    Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre guarantees an abundance of thrills wrapped in technical magic as it presents the hilarious spoof, “The 39 Steps.”
    The play seemingly has it all, as it tests the limits of live theater. This epic adventure tackles what some once believed could not be done on stage, including a daring escape from a moving train, a chase across the Scottish moors and even a plane crash. The cast of four is challenged by playing multiple characters throughout.

  • Transforming the bully pulpit

    For a full year now, I’ve been taking notes. Almost every day. Notes about the Trump presidency.
    It wasn’t easy because before one story could play itself, out another replaced it. My notes became encyclopedically long. There’s a popular theory going around: Trump keeps up this pace so we can’t get preoccupied with one bit of beastly behavior or any single atrocious act. It fast becomes yesterday’s news.

  • The process of filling a vacancy

    Joe Webb

  • Askins pleads guilty in N. Turkey Creek Fire case

    The 19-year-old accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one class-6 felony count of firing woods or prairies, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

    Andrew Askins of Conifer was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Brooks pleads not guilty

    The woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 in mid-July pleaded not guilty to all counts in a Monday arraignment.

    Jennifer Brooks, 46, of Bailey will return to court Feb. 20 for a pretrial conference.

  • Passing on the passion for reading

    It is not always easy to inspire a group of first-graders to come to school early, but James Vigil has found a way.

    The 10-year-old Parmalee Elementary School student began a book club for first-graders as part of a project for his advanced learning plan with fifth-grade teacher Caren Matteucci.

  • Jefferson County residents participate in Women’s March

    Amidst a government shutdown, women, men and children from Jefferson County and across Colorado gathered Saturday for the second Women’s March in downtown Denver.

    Though tens of thousands attended this year’s event, it was smaller than last year’s, which occurred the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Both years, the Denver event coincided with sister marches across the state and country.

  • Evergreen teen dies after rollover crash

    Rachel Hern, a 16-year-old Evergreen resident, died on Jan. 23 after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a single-car rollover accident three nights earlier.
    According to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, Hern was a passenger in a 2000 silver Chevy Cavalier that was traveling westbound on Highway 74 near Divide View Road at 7:20 p.m. Lewis said the car went out of control, rotated and collided with the left shoulder before rolling.

  • Evergreen skiers, Jeffco dominate slalom race

    WINTER PARK — In a show of force on Thursday at the Winter Park Resort, the Evergreen High School ski team dominated on the mountain in its first slalom race of the season.

    The girls’ team won the race, and the boys finished second.

    The team, which represents members from all Jeffco high schools, saw immense success from a wide range of skiers, as four girls finished in the top 10 and three boys followed suit. In all, 19 skiers qualified for state in that discipline.